After an extensive, two-year renovation, the Brand Library & Art Center reopened with a celebrity gala. Close to 150 supporters got a first look at the brand new library and art center's facelift.
Last Saturday, handsome men, with or without black ties, and their ladies who strolled the gallery also had the chance to be the first to view the inaugural exhibition of mixed-work pieces from contemporary artists.
In 1998, members of the Glendale City Council approved the multimillion dollar funding for the Brand Library and Art Center.
This evening, one council member who OK'd the project made it clear the council's vote, now having come to fruition, was more than worth it.
Glendale Mayor Dave Weaver, who was on the council in 1998, encouraged supporters to "keep the fundraising going to run the programs."
Current councilman Frank Quintero enthused, "This will be a regional draw attracting people from all over Los Angeles."